Voter Assistance Program Available at JFS

If you would like help understanding how to vote by mail in the November election, JFS can help. The Voter Assistance program is well-suited for individuals who have a range of experience and exposure to technology. JFS has trained volunteers to walk you through the process step by step, with detailed help.

New Board President Elected

Steve Levin became president during the June 22 meeting of the JFS Board of Directors. Before becoming president, he served JFS as vice president, treasurer and served on or chaired the IT, programming, finance and executive committees. Steve succeeds Tom Frishberg who served as president from June 2018 to June 2020.

JFS Honored for COVID Service

The Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy (CEJP) has selected JFS as one of the 80 winners from a total 379 award applications for outstanding service to vulnerable Jewish populations during the COVID crisis.

#StayHomeMN Celebration of Service Fundraising Campaign

We invite you to join us in increasing our presence in the St. Paul community. Visit our website at jfssp.org/covid to learn more about our services that may be particularly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please give generously today to help us meet extraordinary needs.

Friendly Visitors Available to Chat

JFS’s new Friendly Remote Visitor program (FRV), created to combat the isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 stay at home directive, has recruited and trained a group of volunteers who are eager to help. If you or anyone you know could benefit from a phone call with a friendly volunteer, just to check in, chat a bit, and reassure them that someone cares, please contact Margie Solomon at (651) 690-8907 or by email at [email protected]

JFS Receives Emergency Funding

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) has received a $15,000 emergency grant from the Otto Bremer Trust through the Community Benefit Financial Company Emergency Fund to be used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. JFS will distribute the funds through its Emergency Financial Assistance program, normally funded through individual donations.

JFS Services Continue

JFS has made the decision to cancel all in-person group meetings, activities and events until further notice. We remain open during normal business hours; however, in-person visits in our building are available by appointment only.